Clovelly Men's Bowling Club
Woman's District Pair Final Winners
What an exciting finish to the year in the Woman's Pairs finals! The final was played by Betty Skinner and Diana Lovegrove vs Kay Smith and Louise Baldwin. After a greatly competitive game Betty and Diana won 20 points to 9. The score did not reflect the closeness of the match! Congratulations to all players and good luck to Betty and Diana for your next level!
Irish, Noddy & Stretch in the Sutherland Bowlo Spring Triples Carnival
Sutherland BC Tournament
The intrepid team of Alan “Stretch” Goodwin, Stuart “Noddy” Wright” and Cathal “Irish” Geraghty set sail for the Shire Monday 19th October for their annual assault and quest for the "Treasures of Smaug." Setting out early from Clovelly, it soon became apparent that Nod and been hard at his usual pre-game hydration the night before, only throwing the odd snore into the front seat conversation.
Drawing a local side first round on the back green, things were looking rosy early on with Stretch hitting his straps from the first bowl and setting up his team for a healthy win. Next game was played out the front green against the highly favoured Taren Point Team lead by Bob Bartlett. A strong start from Clovelly with Irish sending down a stack of “pearlers” saw a bit of the relaxed approach of Bartlett's team evaporate to fight back to a 3 point lead after 11 ends. It ma y have been the smell of lunch wafting from the kitchen or the after effect of Nod’s exhaustive preparation, but the hopeful victory slipped away in the final 2 ends.
The early break for a sumptuous lunch gave Nod the opportunity for a power nap out on the green before they took on another of the Sutherland sides in game 3 on the back green again. Despite dropping back from an early lead Irish steered his team home again with some classic confidence crushing shots to claim victory and be in the running for 4th place.
Differential dropped them out of the prize money, but a little kudos was earned knowing that the great contest put up against Taren point relegated them to 2nd place by 2 shots to the team from Austral.
Well done boys!
2014 Club Championship Pairs Finals
On 6th January 2014 the Club Championship Pairs Final was played between Carmel Sowden (Skip) and Joan Cooper (Lead) against Lynnette Davis (Skip) and Jeanette Napper (Lead). It was a thrilling match which was won by the Davis-Napper team who gained a score of nineteen over the other teams twelve. Right: Joan Cooper (Lead) and Carmel Sowden (Skip), Runners Up Left: Jeanette Napper (Lead) and Lynnette Davis (Skip), Winners
2014 Major Singles Finals 2014
On 4th July the Clovelly Women’s Club Major Singles finals was played in an exciting match between Betty Skinner and Mel Bienemann. Betty lead the match for the the first thirteen ends as Mel edged up consistently until the 14th end when she scored a three. A final two from Mel on the 27th finished the game and made her the Cl ub Major Singles winner for 2014. Congratula tions to both players for a wonderful game! Top: Melanie Bienemann, Winner Below: Betty Skinner, Runner Up
2014 Minor Singles Finals
In her first year of competition, Carmel Sowden won the Minors Singles Final in six exciting matches. The Runner Up of the tournament was Sylvia Coulson. Left: Carmel Sowden, Winner Right: Sylvia Coulson, Runner Up
2015 – Grade 4 Pennant District Champions
April 2015 The players were as follows: Front Row (l to r): Manager – D Barrie, Lead – S Scarcella, Second – C Sowden, Third – B Skinner, Skip – L Davis, Reserve – A Batt Back Row (l to r) Lead – J Cooper, Second – M Ireland, Third – J Fitzgibbons, Skip – G O’Rielly
2015 Under 6 Years Greenhorn Competition
2nd August 2015 It is with delight that we announce that our Club member, Melanie (Mel) Bienemann, won the Under 6 Years Greenhorn Competition earlier this month. “The Rookies Triples”, as it is known, was played at the Mosman Bowling Club with 21 teams attending from all over Sydney and one team from the central coast. Melanie writes; “We played three games of nine ends. My two team mates, Genevieve Delves and Sally Posse, are members of the Mona Vale Bowling Club and have only played for two years. We won all three games with a good margin which gave us the advantage over the other two teams who had won all their games as well. It was a great day, the weather was good and we had lots of fun!” Our Club also had a team consisting of Carmel Sowden Skip, Jill Abrahams Second, and Maria Ryan Lead who won one game and lost two. Jill was one of four players in the competition awarded an Encouragement Award of $50 – well done Jill! Well done to all!